> Large: I had to invoke apt-get dist-upgrade several times. The last time it > even > installed xdm. However, X is now completely broken. As I watch the screen > during > boot-up, xdm is invoked. I then get a set of vertical line patterns. Becasue > of > xdm, I can' simply exit X, can I. I'm running kernel 2.2.15. > Control-Alt-F1 will get you to the console. type /etc/init.d/xdm stop after logging in as root.